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Senior Center celebrates annual birthday

By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Walpole seniors gathered together to celebrate the annual COA birthday party, an event where everyone is celebrated. Community members celebrated the fourth birthday of the senior center building itself, as well as a collective birthday celebration for all the seniors in attendance.

Holiday Open House makes spirits bright

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Walpole seniors enjoyed a full day of merriment at the Council on Aging’s Holiday Open House
on Friday, December 16. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the center was equal parts shopping bazaar,
concert hall, and gathering place.

Beginning with breakfast, seniors had adequate time to relax, mingle with neighbors, and enjoy
a...

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Ballroom dancers step into holiday season

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Familiar faces joined Lestyn Gilmore at the Walpole Council on Aging on Friday, December 9. Gilmore typically visits once a month for afternoons filled with dance, typically line dancing. She switched things up this month, however, by DJing for a jolly ballroom dance. 

Walpole JWCW hosts Festival of Trees

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

There was plenty to do over the weekend, but Walpole locals made sure to carve out time to attend the second annual Festival of Trees, hosted by the Junior Women’s Club of Walpole (JWCW). Held at the Walpole Council on Aging, the JWCW transformed the...

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Seniors Drum Alive at COA

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

People love music and rhythm. We listen to music while we work, clean, cook, shop, exercise. We hum to ourselves or tap our fingers while we sit in traffic. We change the radio station in our car when we get a commercial so we can...

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COA hosts Willow Tree Winds concert

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Willow Tree Winds recently visited seniors at the Council on Aging in town on Friday afternoon, October 14. The relaxing woodwind quintet is based in Norfolk County and lent its talents to entertain on a rainy day.

The group played everything from...

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COA takes on COVID-19 challenges

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For months, the Walpole Co-Operative Bank South Street Center has been closed to visitors. Programs have run strictly through Zoom. Ride services have shut down. But during these last few months, staff at the South Street Center has found new ways of communicating with...

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COA steps up during crisis

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

To an occasional visitor, working at the Walpole Senior Center seems like a pretty sweet gig. You sign in a couple of seniors, maybe do some scheduling, watch a little pool, catch a presentation on Broadway music of the 1940s, grab a sugar cookie, and...

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Council on Aging holds birthday bash

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With 250 babies born every minute, one would think that somebody would’ve had a birthday during the month of June to celebrate on Wednesday, June 19, for The Walpole Council on Aging’s monthly group birthday party. With an abundance of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes and Hoodsie cups, seniors gathered and...
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Senior Moments chorus in tenth year

Senior Moments is a senior singing group with members from the Walpole and surrounding towns. Their members range in age from 64 to 96, and they welcome anyone who is enthusiastic and has a desire to sing. [caption id="attachment_29662" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior Moments chorus Senior Moments chorus...
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Artists sought for Art in the Park

The Friends of the Walpole Public Library announced that local artists have additional time to propose their creations for an outdoor installation this summer. The deadline for submission has been extended to April 14 in order to allow more participation. “Art in the Park” is a new and ambitious cultural event for Walpole and the surrounding...
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Friends of St. Patrick preparing luncheon

President Donnell W. Murphy and the Friends of St. Patrick have scheduled their 32nd annual luncheon for March 16th. The day’s events will kick off with a parade in downtown Walpole at 11:00 a.m., which will be followed by the luncheon at Ambrosia Wedding and Events, located at 2 Washington Street (Route 1) in Foxboro, at...
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Brains battle for bronze, silver, and gold

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter It’s a seven-letter word and the category is “Thing.” The wheel spins and a woman guesses an “O” to kick off the game. Laurie Blake, a community service representative from one of the local in-home senior care companies, fills in the sixth letter of the word with an “O”...
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Bridge brings good times to COA

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter While the Walpole Council on Aging offers enjoyable activities for the community’s seniors, it also hosts dozens of educational programs, including hearing tests, nutritional advice, and health insurance information. But everyone needs to step away from all of those stress-inducing things sometimes and find an escape. For some people,...
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Walpole Media assisting COA construction

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Walpole Media Corporation has chosen to assist in covering some of the costs associated with the new Walpole Council on Aging facility, as part of their continued outreach to the senior community of Walpole. The planned construction of the new Walpole Council on Aging (COA) facility presents an opportunity for Walpole Media to ensure...
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Walpole COA hosts monthly birthday party

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Council on Aging is one of the most supportive communities one can find in town. Everything from weekly mahjongg to bus rides around town to Senior Moments, the premiere senior singing group, is provided to the seniors of the community. The warmth and kindness does not end...
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Council on Aging brings bingo and more

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Three months ago, the Walpole Council on Aging acquired a new Director, Ms. Kerri McManama. While the COA has always provided a myriad of events and opportunities, McManama is making sure that this only increases in the months to come. This past Friday, the COA held its weekly Bingo...
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Giandomenico Family are Walpole’s Persons of the Year

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Every year, The Friends of St. Patrick choose a Person of the Year to honor for their dedication to Walpole, and impacting the area in a positive way. However, this year was a little bit different. This year found the board selecting not a singular person, but persons of...
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